Cybersecurity

Defense Digital Service, Army Open New Cyber Training Center Dubbed Tatooine

The new collaboration space will be used to pilot new solutions and help train and retain future cyber soldiers.

IT Modernization

Air Force Turns to GSA For $5.5 Billion Next-Gen IT Contract

The 2GIT contract will replace the Air Force’s NETCENTS-2 vehicle and will be open to all government buyers.

Cybersecurity

DOD Invests $34 Million in Hack the Pentagon Expansion

The new contract adds a third vendor and allows agencies to tap pre-vetted hackers throughout a product’s life cycle.

Data

Official: Upcoming Data Strategy Shouldn’t Mean More Work for Feds

The strategy’s action items will focus on how agencies can make better use of the data and programs already in place.

CIO Briefing

OMB Announces Permanent U.S. Digital Service Leadership

The roles will now have two-year term limits and will no longer be presidential appointees.

Ideas

Report Offers Options For Effectively Using Blockchain in Government

Blockchain is often seen as an over-hyped technology. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its uses.

CIO Briefing

GSA Hopes eBuy Transparency Will Lead To More Competition, Not More Protests

A select group of buyers will be posting their award information on FedBizOpps during the one-year pilot.

CIO Briefing

FEMA Wants a New Way to Verify Survivors After Disasters

The new system will need to handle up to 750,000 cases at the same time to ensure survivors get what they need while fraudsters get shut out.

CIO Briefing

Tech Industry Group Dissolves Public Sector Division

An Information Technology Industry Council reorganization is changing how it will push for government IT issues.

Data

Have Ideas on How Agencies Can Actually Use All Their Data?

The Federal Data Strategy team wants feedback on its framework for how agencies can leverage their data.

IT Modernization

FBI Drops Full and Open Competition for $5 Billion IT Recompete

The bureau will turn to GSA’s schedules to fill out its IT Supplies and Support Services contract.

IT Modernization

Agencies Can’t Dine and Dash on Technology Modernization Fund, Official Says

Awards are an advance, not a grant, and the program office has ways to make sure the fund stays solvent.

Emerging Tech

Defense Innovation Board to Explore the Ethics of AI in War

The advisory group will provide the Pentagon with recommendations after hearing from academics, industry and the public.

Emerging Tech

DHS Employees Form Grassroots Community of Interest Around Artificial Intelligence

After a well-attended kickoff meeting this summer, the budding AI community of interest is looking at how best to grow.

Podcasts

Critical Update: How Marines Started 3D Printing Everything From Buckles to Barracks

Marines have a long history of MacGyver-ing what they need, but this unit has given them a 21st-century twist.

Cybersecurity

Senate Agrees Federal Cybersecurity Office Should Have Name To Match

A long-stalled bill to include “cybersecurity” in the name of the government’s central cybersecurity office is now moving forward.

IT Modernization

There’s One Less Option for Agencies Now on GSA’s Next-Gen Telecom Contract

With last year’s acquisition of Level 3 by CenturyLink, the companies’ offerings on the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract have been consolidated.

Data

NOAA Needs to Know If Its Big Data Cloud Partnerships Are Working

The agency wants to hear from users before it takes its next steps in its open data program.

IT Modernization

12 Companies Tapped For Phase II of Agriculture’s Centers of Excellence Journey

The real work begins as a dozen companies sign on to implement the modernization strategies developed in the first phase of the program.

IT Modernization

Defense Agencies Want a Help Desk Vendor That’s Just the Right Size

The new back-office support services will be split into virtualized and on-premise help desks.